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Christ Church wins Head of the River
The jubilant Christ Church crew. Pictures: Sharon Smith/The West Australian

Favourites Christ Church dominated today’s 115th Head of the River rowing regatta.

Christ Church won the main event, the Challenge Cup first eights race, by about three lengths.

Guildford Grammar and Scotch College fought it out for second and third place respectively.

Hale, Aquinas, Trinity then Wesley Colleges followed.

Christ Church the team to beat

Windy conditions prevailed throughout the day, making it difficult for the lighter rowers.

Defending champions Trinity appeared to have some technical issues with their boat and finished in sixth place.

It was the 16th time Christ Church won the Head of the River. The last time they won was in 2012.

The event, showed live on the web for the first time, was held at the $40 million Champion Lakes purpose built rowing facility.

The Hamer Cup, for the school with the highest number of aggregate points, was awarded to Scotch College.

It was the fifth time Scotch College had won the Hamer Cup.

The West Australian

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